World Schools Football Cup Returns This Week
After a three-year lay-off the World Schools Football Cup returns to the sunny shores of Spain later this week as teams from across the globe descend on Salou for the event’s second edition.
Sides from Columbia, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, England, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will travel to Futbol Salou for two days of football action which kick off on Friday, with the best team at each age category crowned World Schools Football Cup champions.
The event will welcome U11 – U17 boys squads alongside the U13 and U15 girls age categories with group stage and knockout matches for all participating sides.
After a successful inaugural event in 2019, the World Schools Football Cup is back with more teams, more age categories and a bigger opening ceremony than ever before.
Hosted an hour outside the iconic footballing city of Barcelona, at the Futbol Salou complex which regularly plays host to professional clubs and international squads, the players taking part will be given the chance to perform on an impressive stage with big prizes up for grabs for the sides which perform best over two days.
Away from the football pitch, schools will have the opportunity to visit the world-famous Camp Nou – home of La Liga giants FC Barcelona – and prepare for matches at Cambrils Park Sports Village which offers a first-class accommodation experience.
Rory McBride, of the WSG Events Organising Committee, is excited to welcome schools from South America, Europe and Asia to the World Schools Football Cup for the first time since 2019.
“We are so pleased the World Schools Football Cup is finally upon us after a few enforced postponements due to the Covid-19 pandemic. To have so many nations represented at the tournament means we have a really interesting global event on our hands.
“With lots of different playing styles and cultural backgrounds we are hopeful the World Schools Football Cup will offer students and staff a unique opportunity to test themselves against teams from across the world while allowing new friendships to be created off the pitch.”
You can follow the very best of the action from the World Schools Football Cup across social media and on the tournament media hub by clicking here.
The best place to keep up with the latest scores throughout the tournament, which kicks off on Friday 14th October, is by downloading the Official Tournament App here.
Everyone at the World School Games Event Series wishes all participating teams a safe journey to Spain in the coming days – we looks forward to seeing you all later this week!